Why Echinacea?


The Problem 

When you are working or traveling and exposed to crowds during cold or flu season, you need a little extra protection. Immune builders like Astragalus and Reishi help to make your system strong to avoid illness, but sometimes you can be a little run down or stressed and need that extra boost. Echinacea helps to boost T-cells to fight off those invading germs before they settle in.

 

Pain

Echinacea was traditionally used for pain:

  • Bruises
  • Varicose veins
  • Hemorrhoids

Anti-Inflammatory

Echinacea can effectively alleviate skin irritations:

  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Hives
  • Swelling
  • Poisonous stings and bites
  • Slow healing wounds

      Lymph System

      Echinacea is an effective blood cleanser:

      • Blood Poisoning
      • Lymphatic Congestion
      • Boils
      • Abscesses

      Immune System

      Echinacea can effectively alleviate bacterial and viral symptoms:

        • Fevers
        • Colds
        • Flu
        • Respiratory infections
        • Viral infections

        The Benefits of Echinacea

        Echinacea has the following unique benefits:

        • Did you know that Echinacea can also be used to enhance immune response in rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and chronic gout?
        • Echinacea is also beneficial when dealing with the inflammatory stages of phlebitis, varicose veins, and hemorrhoids.

        How To Use It 

        Tea

        1-2 tsp. of Echinacea root per cup of tea. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 10-15 minutes. The tea can also be used as a wash for bites and stings.

        Tincture

        1-3 droppers of Echinacea tincture 1-3 times per day.

        Fresh Juice or Capsules

        You can use the whole plant for juicing fresh, or powder the dried root and encapsulate it. Take a couple of capsules 3 times per day to ward off colds or flu.

        Precautions

        • Use caution if you are allergic to other members of the Asteraceae due to the possible presence of Echinacea pollen.
        • Echinacea is not meant to be taken on a regular basis. Continuously boosting T-cells can fatigue your immune system.
        • Contraindicated in auto-immune diseases.
        • We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using Echinacea, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

        What You Need to Know

        Echinacea has beneficial effects for these body systems:

        • Immune System
        • Respiratory System
        • Connective Tissue

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